What is this survey about?

    The survey is about current employment trends specifically working from home on the Gold Coast. Working from home is identified as a significant employment trend, and the survey refers to this trend to understand its influence on future planning for residential neighbourhoods.

    The survey includes the following;
    - frequency of working from home, 
    - benefits and barriers when working from home,
    - changes or adjustments  to home, apartment or unit when working from home,
    - frequency of daily activities when working from home,
    - expectations about the future of working from home, and
    - how residential suburbs could respond to working from home.

    Feedback on this survey will inform current and future work by the Productive Gold Coast project.

    Who can participate in the survey?

    The survey is open for all Gold Coast residents who work from home at least one day each week.

    What if I have more questions?

    This survey has been prepared by the Planning branch of the Economy, Planning and Environment Directorate.

    If you have a specific question about the survey please contact Matthew Zenkteler, Principal Regional Planner on email mzenkteler@goldcoast.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 5582 8617.

    Is the survey anonymous?

    Yes, the survey is anonymous and does not include sensitive questions. It is optional if participants take part in the prize draw to provide a name and email address. The prize draw is held after the survey closes on 13 November 2020.

    How will community feedback be used?

    The survey is part of Productive Gold Coast project. The purpose of this project is to gather feedback on employment trends across the City, the types of trends, and how these trends  can be recognised to deliver City of Gold Coast City Plans. The project will include four steps:

    • Step 1: Gather the right data (commenced June 2020; completion February 2021)
    • Step 2: Formulate Options and Issues Paper (April – June 2021)
    • Step 3: Prepare Policy Directions Paper (July – September 2021)
    • Step 4: Deliver Productive Gold Coast Strategic Policy (October – December 2021).

     A descriptive analysis of feedback from this survey available 5 October to 13 November 2020 for community engagement will be publicly available on the GC have your say.

    How do I take part in the prize draw?

    The last question of this survey is optional and requires a respondents name and email address to take part in the prize draw. The prize draw is held after the survey closes on 13 November 2020.